This Belgian Dark Strong Ale recipe comes from the American Homebrewers Association website and was originally formulated by Michael Tonsmeire (The Mad Fermentationist) and can be found here. I had to make some modifications due to ingredient selections at my local homebrew store, including substitutions for the hops and a different 2-row grain selection. I am going […]

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Pumpkickn’ It! came about after we had the pumpkin beer at Lowdown Brewing in Denver. It was a seasonal beer that they only made in 2015, and we were lucky enough to try it fresh. We normally don’t like pumpkin spice anything, especially beers, but theirs was very well balanced and had a great taste. […]

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I have been a homebrewer for quite a number of years now, and at this point I have gotten my process down pretty well. With not making many changes to my process, I have started making my own recipes. I have done many of the standard beers (IPAs, Stouts, Heffe’s, etc…) and have been very […]

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Well, I finally got to try Friend Not Heavy (Bud Light Clone). I got it lagering at about 37°F in the fermentation chamber for about 6-7 weeks after primary fermentation stopped. I made sure to ramp up the temperature to about 70°F toward the end of primary to get rid of the buttery taste and mouthfeel. […]

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Well, my father-in-law is one stubborn beer drinker. He thinks anything but Bud Light is pretty terrible. Well, being a homebrewer I felt like that was a great excuse to challenge myself and decided to come up with a Bud Light clone to see if I could make a beer he would willingly drink. To […]

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With the holidays over, and life slowing down a bit, I am able to get back into brewing. This Christmas I got a new plastic Big Mouth Bubbler and a refractometer to assist in brewing my beer. I am now able to take reliable pre-boil readings when doing all-grain batches, which will help quite a bit […]

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Well, tomorrow is already Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday! Not sure where the time has gone this year, but I’m certainly excited for a bit of time off and getting to see friends and family that I don’t see terribly often. This year I brewed up the White House Honey Ale from Northern Brewer to share. […]

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Towards the end of last year I told myself that I would have kegging equipment by the end of 2013. I figured giving myself a year would be plenty of time to get all the equipment and would also give me time to hunt for the best prices. Well, thanks to my tax return I […]

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Just finished up another excellent brew day. Brewed up a batch of the Chocolate Milk Stout by Northern Brewer. It looks quite good and I can’t wait to try it. It should be ready in about 2 months. Attached are some pictures I took during the brew process. Ingredients and the like.   Was a pretty […]

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